Priestland out of Six Nations

Scarlets and Wales fly-half Rhys Priestland will be out of action for the next six months, after having surgery on a ruptured achilles tendon.

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Wales sweat on Priestland injury

The Scarlets and Wales are waiting on news of a scan on Rhys Priestland's achilles injury. It's feared the fly-half could be ruled out of the Six Nations and even next summer's Lions tour in a worst-case scenario. The 25-year-old was injured during the Scarlets' 22-16 Heieken Cup defeat to Exeter.

Priestland was stretchered off on Saturday and is having a scan today Credit: David Jones / PA Wire / Press Association Images

He's the latest in a long line of Welsh injury worries, after a bruising autumn international series. Adam Jones, Aaron Jarvis, Craig Mitchell, Ian Evans, Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Lydiate, George North, Jamie Roberts and Leigh Halfpenny have all been sidelined recently.

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